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New vice president of at RWJBarnabas Health

Brian H. George has been named as Vice President of Musculoskeletal and Spine Services for RWJBarnabas Health. He has worked for RWJBarnabas Health for nine years. He recently served as the Administrative Director of Clinical Operations at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He will work on costs, quality and outcomes for the Orthopedic Service Line while also working on product improvement and standardization with the Materials Management Division. He will also work closely with the RWJBarnabas Health physician community.

Octapharma USA appoints VP

Former ASD Healthcare President Neil Herson was appointed Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Market Access at Octapharma USA, based in Hoboken.

ASD Healthcare is the largest distributor of oncology and supportive care products to healthcare facilities and specialty pharmacies. Herson developed Octapharma’s national market access and accounts strategy. He is also adviser to senior management in the U.S. on portfolio opportunities and development. For more information, visit www.octapharmausa.com.

Financial planning for small businesses

Conrado Gonzales, JD, a financial planner from Union City, will appear at Son Cubano in West New York,, on Jan. 25 for an interactive networking and learning event.  He will discuss making financial plans in 2018. Integration and implementation of financial plans will also be discussed. The event is free to all but you must register at http://hudsonchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-event-networking-learning-event-1517 or email aganess@hudsonchamber.org.

Baconfest returns to Jersey City  

The annual Baconfest World Tour begins Friday, Jan. 12. and runs to Sunday, Feb. 4. Chef Franco Robazetti at Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City has crafted 19 bacon centered dishes inspired by the cuisine of 18 different countries including Mexico’s Bacon Tacos, Canada’s Bacon Poutine, and Italy’s Bacon Bolognese. Also, Zeppelin Hall will serve up past Baconfest favorites like the 50 Shades of Bacon Sandwich and a Bacon Wrapped Tomahawk Steak.Zeppelin Hall is located at 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City. For more information please visit, www.zeppelinhall.com

Jersey City a U-Haul growth city

U-Haul locations in Jersey City saw 51.6 percent of one-way truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed to leaving. Jersey City had an 18 percent increase in one-way truck arrivals year-over-year, while its departures rose 14 percent over the same span.

Growth Cities are calculated by the net gain of arriving U-Haul one-way trucks over departing one-way U-Haul trucks for the past calendar year. U-Haul growth data is effective in gauging of how well cities are attracting and maintaining residents.

Sleep-Wake Center earns accreditation 

The Sleep-Wake Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center has earned a 5-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  Sleep facility accreditation through the AASM includes accreditation for all types of sleep testing.

The Sleep-Wake Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is located on the hospital’s campus in the Medical Office Building, located at 7650 River Road, Suite 220, in North Bergen. For more information, call 201-854-5412.

Bayonne Seniors hear health educator

A healthy diet, exercising and seeing one’s doctor regularly are three practices residents can take to avoid type II diabetes and related issues it causes, a CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center representative told attendees of a presentation at Bayonne’s 56th Street Senior Center on Dec 8.

Though he stated that type II diabetes had become an “epidemic” in the country,  community educator Edward McKenna told the group of more than 25 people that avoiding it is something people can control because it can be prevented by proactive lifestyle choices.

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